The Edinburgh Study Away program offers students a semester long academic and internship experience in the capital city of Scotland. Students will take two elective courses offered by Edinburgh Napier University and a third course offered by the Furman faculty director of the program. In addition to their coursework, students will complete a semester-long internship during their residency in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Napier University offers a full range of courses that can satisfy any student’s interests. Internships, judging by past years, will include the Scottish Parliament, the several Edinburgh regional councils, the media, the law, libraries, museums, health sciences and research sciences and businesses, as best fits each student’s area of interest and plan of study. As one of the great cosmopolitan capitals of Europe, Edinburgh offers students a unique and fascinating local culture with historical sites of global importance.
IDS 373: Survey of Scottish Issues
Instructor(s): Carolyn Day
Survey of history, politics, economics, and culture of Scotland. Including appropriate readings, guest lecturers, structured group travel to selected sites, and independent assignments. Open only to students participating in the Edinburgh travel study program. 4 credits.
IDS 507: Internship
Instructor: Carolyn Day
IDS 507: International Internship: Internship with non-U.S. legislative body, NGO, or private company while participating in a faculty-led study away program. Weekly meetings and assignments appropriate to the location and specific program. If placement is appropriate, the faculty director may be able to arrange credit in the student’s major department. 4 credits.
Students take two elective courses for 5 credits each offered by Edinburgh Napier University.
Edinburgh Napier University offers a full range of courses that can satisfy any student’s interests.
Number of semester credits: 5 credits for each elective course
Instructor(s): Qualified members of the Edinburgh Napier University faculty will teach the courses taken by Furman students at ENU.
Students will pay 2018-2019 semester tuition, room, and board plus a $250 study away program fee. Federal, State and Furman financial aid that a student normally receives will apply. Questions about financial aid should be directed toward the Financial Aid Office.
To confirm participation in a study away program, a non-refundable $500 deposit (which applies toward the study away program fee) is due two weeks after acceptance. The final payment deadline will be specified in the Financial Agreement associated with the program.
Need-based study away scholarships are available. Priority is given to students who have not previously participated in a study away program. Townes, Duke, and Hollingsworth Scholars should alert the Rinker Center for Study Away to apply their one-time study away stipend to their study away program.
Study Away Need-Based Scholarships
Roundtrip airfare from a designated city to program location*
Study Away Program Fee Inclusions
Lodging for the duration of the program
Meals for the duration of the program*
Transportation for program-related activities/events
Entrance fees to programmed activities/events/venues
Tours included in the study away program
Group meals (students will know ahead of time how many group meals will be provided)
Emergency Medical Insurance (on international programs)
International phone plan allowance for basic communication purposes*
*may be in the form of a program fee credit
Transportation to the designated departure city (for international programs)
Program Fee Exclusions
International cell phone charges above the provided allowance
Optional Program Expenses
Trip cancellation or interruption insurance
Personal expenses and souvenirs
Transportation, meals and lodging for independent travel
Furman students and faculty live in flats arranged under contract by Educational Programmes Abroad and are given a per diem for meals.
Accommodation & Meals
Semester faculty-led programs are open to Furman University students of all majors, subject to any course prerequisites. Successful applicants will demonstrate a marked academic, vocational, or personal interest in the program. The faculty directors of this program will read all applications and admit the most qualified individuals.
The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education reviews all study away programs on an annual basis, and more frequently as needed, to plan for and mitigate risks associated with the health and safety of participants while traveling. In this day and age, nothing is risk-free. Students and faculty are instructed to remain vigilant and cautious at all times and will receive additional instructions during a mandatory pre-departure orientation session and on-site orientation programming. When students commit to a study away program, they are asked to self-disclose personal information - which may include allergies, medications, disabilities, mental health conditions, medical concerns, and past medical histories. This information is shared with the faculty directors and study away staff for use during medical emergencies, and in an effort to be aware of and plan for situations that may arise or accommodations that are needed while students are away from Furman's campus resources. It is extremely important for students to be transparent and forthcoming about their concerns, needs, and medical histories prior to the start of the program as well as during the program. Furman University contracts with Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA) to provide medical and emergency services to students while traveling abroad on Furman study away programs. Students participating in study away programs in the United States are required to show proof of medical insurance.
Health & Safety